"Thank you for choosing our family for this wonderful week! You and your organization are incredible. I can't remember the last time our family has experienced so much peace and joy. I am very hopeful for the future by having the gifts you all have given us. I hope we can repay you by living by our life examples and giving back where we can." Jim, Retreat father
"What an amazing organization you have created. You have blessed our family tremendously and we will never forget what an important role you have played in our journey." Angel, Retreat mother
“The thing that I love the most about ITK is that it brings together families that have a common bond of having a kid with a special need, but it’s not the same special need, so there’s also a diversity. So, I feel like there’s not a lot of people comparing their kids or worrying about how they match up. It’s a lot of, just like, celebrating each person for who they are. And, even within the family, it’s not just the kids with special needs, it’s the whole community.” Angela W., Retreat mother
“What I’m taking away, I’ve never felt before. I’ve never felt before and we’ve been to retreats, we have been to sessions with other challenged organizations and this retreat has been so special, not only for we parents, but for our children. I think this is such a holistic healing process for everybody.” Mark L., Retreat father
“Our experience that we had at the retreat was only one part of it. When we left, we took home tools that we couldn’t get elsewhere. This was an all-inclusive skills and therapy place. So we learned a lot of things that we took back. We tried different remedies for my son to help with behavior issues, with sleep issues, things that we wouldn’t have come by on our own. So we definitely took from that.” Diane E., Retreat mother
“I would like to say ‘Thank You’ for giving my family this very incredible opportunity. My children have had the best time ever with the staff …My wife – who handles most of the day to day with the children – i.e. doctors, school, daycare, etc. has had profound change through the classes and workshops and therapies. I know she will carry with her the many ‘tools’ given in this short week. It has been my distinct pleasure to meet all of these wonderful people – to see firsthand the healing that has arisen from this time together. Each and every person should be extremely proud of any association with Integrative Touch for Kids. They ‘touch’ deeply into the hearts of so many and given mostly from their hearts and their own time.” Tim F., Retreat father
“I would like ITK to go on for many, many years; just helping families with disabilities and changing the world, one family at a time.” Logan, Retreat participant
“We’re all proof that they’re doing a wonderful job, and everybody leaving here safe, happy, energized, basically changed is what I think it’s all about anyway.” Retreat Parent
When we first met Logan, he was a shy thirteen year old dealing with the challenges of a rare liver and kidney disease. He joined us for the first Healing Retreat Program in 2009, along with his mother, father and sixteen year old brother. During their stay, Logan and his famiy had the opportunity to receive new healing therapies in an environment that was safe, understanding and nurturing.
Click here to hear Logan talk about his experience.
Thank You from Taylor
Thank you to all of you for supporting this amazing organization. The transformation that is possible for every family member who will be abe to experience the ITK healing retreat because of your generous donations is truly remarkable.
- Taylor, Healing Retreat Participant 2010